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Prof Vicki Karaminas Ph.D, B.Soc.Sci

Supervisor - PhD Programme

College of Creative Arts

Vicki Karaminas is Professor of Fashion at the College of Creative Arts, Massey University New Zealand. She is the president and chair of fashion for the Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand (2012–2015) and the treasurer and chair of Subcultural Style and Identity for the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association. Her book publications include The Men’s Fashion Reader (Berg, 2009); Fashion in Fiction: Text and Clothing in Literature, Film and Television (Berg, 2009); Fashion and Art (Bloomsbury, 2012); Queer Style (Bloomsbury, 2013); Shanghai Street Style (Intellect, 2013); Fashion in Popular Culture: Literature, Media and Contemporary Studies (Intellect, 2013) and Sydney Street Style (Intellect, 2014 in press). She is the principle editor (with Joseph Hancock) of the journal Fashion, Style and Popular Culture (Intellect, Bristol). She is the co-creature of the niche fashion label OPUS9 with Justine Taylor.

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Contact details

  • Ph: +64 4 801 5799 extn 63447
    Location: 5E15, 10
    Campus: College of Creative Arts


  • Doctor of Philosophy - University of Technology, Sydney (2002)
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences with first Class Honours and University Medal - University of Technology (1997)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Fashion and the Body, Fashion and Sexuality, Fashion and Representations, Fashion and Art, 

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Studies In Creative Arts And Writing (190000): Visual Arts and Crafts (190500)


fashion, philosophies of the body, Representation, masculinities, sexualities, gender

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 1

Research Outputs


Geczy, A., Karaminas, V., & Taylor, JM. (2017). Sailor style: Representations of the mariner in popular culture and contemporary fashion. Journal of Asia Pacific Pop Culture. 1(2), 141-164
[Journal article]Authored by: Karaminas, V., Taylor, J.
Geczy, A., & Karaminas, V. (2017). Lady Gaga: American Horror Story, Fashion, Monstrosity and the Grotesque. Fashion Theory - Journal of Dress Body and Culture. 21(6), 709-731
[Journal article]Authored by: Karaminas, V.
Zorn, TE. (2000). Letter from the Editor. Management Communication Quarterly. 14(1), 5-7
[Journal article]Authored by: Karaminas, V.


Karaminas, V. (2013). Vampire dandies: Fashionable masculine identities and style in popular culture. In Fashion Cultures Revisited: Theories, Explorations and Analysis. (pp. 366 - 376).
[Chapter]Authored by: Karaminas, V.
Hancock, JH., Johnson-Woods, T., & Karaminas, V. (2013). Introduction. (pp. ix - xvi).
[Chapter]Authored by: Karaminas, V., White, C.


Taylor, JM., & Karaminas, V.(2017, July). Sailor style. Representations of the mariner in popular culture and contemporary fashion. .
[Conference]Authored by: Karaminas, V., Taylor, J.
Geczy, A., Karaminas, V., & Taylor, JM. (2015, June). Sailor style: Representation of the sailor in popular culture and contemporary fashion. Presented at Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand. Wellington, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Karaminas, V., Taylor, J.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 5 0
Co-supervisor 1 0

Media and Links


  • 14 Sep 2015 - Magazine
    Creative Collision
  • 11 Jan 2017 - Magazine
    Brave New Wardrobe
    Interview on the future of fashion

Other Links

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